(updated 02/25/15)

Swim Test & FCT - Sun, Mar 1, 3:00p-5:00p, Bellaire Pool.  Starting at 3:00p, swimming and water rescue requirements for Second Class and First Class.  Swim tests for scouts who are First Class and above from 3:45p-5:00p.

PLC Meeting - Sun, Mar 1, 4:15p, Scout Room.

Campout sign-up deadline - Mon, Mar 2, midnight.   This is the deadline to register for the Camporee on Mar 6-8.  For registration, click here.

Adult Pre-Campout Mtg - Tue, Mar 3, 6:00p.  Adults plan for the campout.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Mar 3, Scout Room.  Games & FCT at 6:30p, program at 7:00p.

Troop Campout - Fri-Sun, Mar 6-10.  This is the Camporee for all troops in the Twin Bayou District.  Competitions will be held to test camping, first aid and other skills.  The Camporee will be held at Camp Brosig, which is near Sealy. 

Pack 55 Campout - Fri-Sun, Mar 6-8, for den chiefs.

Troop Meeting - Tue, Mar 10, Scout Room.  Games & FCT at 6:30p, program at 7:00p.

Troop Committee Meeting - Thu, Mar 12, 6:00p, SJD Rm 208.

(No Troop Meeting on Tue, Mar 17 - Spring Break)



At the Court of Honor on Tuesday, Feb 10, Troop 55 presented rank advancements and merit badges earned in the prior two months.  In addition, Matthew Novelli and Morgan Stanley received the Eagle Scout rank.  If you earned a merit badge or new rank and did not receive your award at the Court of Honor, please see Mrs. Barnes at one of the upcoming Troop Meetings.

The next Court of Honor will be on Tuesday, Mar 31 at 6:30p.


Merit Badge News

Counselors Wanted: If you are interested in being a Counselor for any of the Merit Badges, please contact Merit Badge Coordinator Monica Betz via email or stop by the sign-up table on a Tuesday evening.

Did you know the Troop has a recommended sequence for Scouts to take merit badge courses? Take a look the Troop Handbook on the Troop website, to see what history has taught us about age-appropriate merit badges.



We need YOU!   In a Troop our size, the "official" adult leaders can’t possibly do it all.  We have both "outdoor" and "indoor" jobs for adult.  We’re friendly and supportive, we’ll train you, and you’ll have a great time.  Experience shows that, the more involved a Scout's parent is in the Troop’s adult leadership, the more likely the Scout is to remain in Scouting and someday earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

To volunteer or discuss how you can assist the troop, please contact Suanne Bouvier, our Scout Parent Coordinator, or stop by the sign-up table on Tuesday evening.  Also, you can volunteer by completing the form at this link.  This form gives descriptions of various roles.


Summer Camp Registration
Troop 55 is taking registrations for summer camps in 2015.  For information about the camps and to register, click this registration link

Advancement reports and contact lists
Updated advancement reports have been posted to this website.  There is a separate report for each scout that shows rank advancement, merit badges earned, and leadership positions held.  This information is based on the Court of Honor on Feb 10.  Click on "Records" under Advancement in the index.
Updated contact lists for scouts and adult leaders have also been posted.  The reports show the BSA registration number for each scout and adult.  Click on "Membership" in the index.


first class trail

FCT Advancement Sessions
Mar 1, 3:00p-4:30p, at Bellaire pool
    - Reqmt S-8b,c, swim test, water rescues
    - Reqmt F-9b,c, swim test, water rescues
Mar 3, 6:30p - before Troop Meeting
    - Reqmt T-10a,b, physical fit tests
All FCT session are held at SJD unless otherwise stated.



Youth Training:
NYLT, Jun 7-12 & 15-20   ►   Link

Adult Training:
Fast Start, online course   ►   Link
This is Scouting, online   ►   Link
Youth Protection, online   ►   Link
SM/ASM Specific, Feb 21   ►   Link
Outdoor Skills, Apr 29, May 9-10 ► Link

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Need to add or remove your email to/from the mailing list? To make changes, please provide the updated info to Jenny Kempner at registrar@troop55.org or 713-524-0003.